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CPD Solves Aggravated Robbery

 

By Lynda Jones
Editor-in-Chief
news@hccourier.com

Treaveon Handsborough, 26, Black/Male of Crockett was arrested by the Crockett Police Department Thursday, July 6, and charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony offense, stemming from a home invasion and armed robbery investigation that began June 29. The home invasion allegedly occurred the night of June 29 at an apartment in the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to a press release issued by Lt. Clayton Smith Friday afternoon, July 7. The victim told responding officers that he heard a knock on his door and when he looked out through the peep hole, he saw Handsborough, someone he knew, according to the Affidavit of Probable Cause. "The victim opened the door and was immediately bombarded by two men, one of which was brandishing a silver and black handgun," Smith stated in the press release. "The victim (allegedly) was held at gunpoint, while the suspects rummaged through his personal belongings. One of the armed suspects then (allegedly) threatened to kill the victim if he did not hand over all of his money," Smith stated. "At that point the victim complied with the suspects and handed over all of his cash. The suspects (allegedly) took cash and a handgun from the victim. The victim was able to positively identify both suspects and provided the Crockett Police Department with names and a description of the suspects," according to the press release. "It was also reported that one of the suspects later contacted the victim and asked that he drop charges and that he was sorry for what had taken place." While continuing the investigation, detectives determined the second suspect in the home invasion/ robbery was Gujuan Malik Freeman aka "Gee", 21, B/M of Eunice, LA. Freeman was arrested later the same night (July 6). He is charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, third degree felony; and theft of a firearm, a state jail felony. In a separate press release, CPD reported that Thursday, July 6, officers obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 100 Block of Lewis Circle in Crockett. "Over the last couple of weeks the Crockett Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding illegal activity from the tenants living in an apartment in the 100 block of Lewis Circle," Smith reported. "Numerous citizens complained that two black male subjects later identified as Gujuan Malik Freeman 'Gee' and Demarquis Kalin Robinson 'K9' had been staying at that residence." Smith further stated in the press release, "Complaints said that the two men (allegedly) were engaging in dangerous/illegal conduct and threatening to shoot people as they walked by the area. "There have been numerous reports stating that the suspects stood out in the front of the apartment brandishing an AK-47 and handguns while making threats toward citizens as they passed through. Information provided also said that the residence contained stolen weapons and possibly illegal narcotics." At approximately 9:40 p.m. Thursday, June 6, CPD officers executed the search warrant at that location. During the search of the residence officers located an AK-47, AK-47 magazines (loaded), A Glock Magazine, a Stolen S&W 9mm handgun, 9mm ammunition, digital scales, according to Smith. Freeman was found inside the residence and was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery (first degree felony) along with additional charges for felon in possession of firearm (third degree felony), and theft of firearm (state jail felony). Robinson, who was also found inside the residence, was charged with theft of firearm. "The AK-47 was modified and will be checked to ensure that it is compliance with the laws regarding firearms," Smith stated. According to the CPD, both Freeman and Robinson have previous drug history and weapons charges. "We would like to thank the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Texas Highway Patrol and Houston County EMS (Lifeguard) for their assistance in executing this warrant," Smith stated. "We appreciate all the calls and tips from the community that led to us having (probable cause) to obtain a search warrant for the apartment. This is an example of what we can do when we all work together to get dangerous criminals off our streets," Chief David Cross added.

 

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